Thursday, January 16, 2014

Peter Pilotto Markdowns or Target Collab?

Peter Pilotto for Target doesn't hit stores until February 9th but frenzy for the Brit designer's wild prints is starting to begin. The lookbook from the collaboration was just released this week and includes a lot of eye popping printed dresses ranging in price from $30 to $80. The collection also includes lots of skirts, shoes, rash guards, swimwear, bags and accessories. You can see the entire collection here, on Fashionista.



In the meantime, we would highly suggest snagging some Peter Pilotto during this season's last round of markdowns. It might cost you a bit more than Target but at least you're getting the real thing and the real quality. Neiman Marcus has a Peter Pilotto sequined shift dress reduced to $528 from $1500. The Saks Fifth Avenue flagship has practically a full rack of the designer's prints that are reduced about 75%, including additional inshore discounts. On Saks.com there's a reglan sleeve print dress for $435 from $1450. Kirna Zibete, in Soho, has a long sleeve top for $250 from $630 and Farfetch is selling a fine knit print dress for $392 from $785.

We realize that even the marked down prices on Peter Pilotto's colorful designs are considerably more than a Target price point. Take note, however, that resale values for this designer are pretty good. At least you can sell your designer dress for close to these sale prices. The Target values fare as well as the seams.